Last post on Dec 11, 2007 at 6:13 PM
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#1 of 6 Tacoma Turn Radius
Dec 01, 2007 (6:26 pm)
I have a 1997 Tacoma extra cab. I love the truck, but hate the turn radius. It is huge. I am considering buying a newer Tacoma. Has anyone else had this problem, and what year should I get in order to avoid this problem?
#2 of 6 Re: Tacoma Turn Radius [pcfranz]
Dec 09, 2007 (11:04 am)
I have a 1992. It has a huge turning radius almost like a full size truck. I checked out an 08 Taco, and it had a huge turning radius too. One would think Toyota would want to improve something that bad in 15 years, but I guess not.
The shorter bed/shorter wheelbase Tacos have a shorter turning radius. I checked out a PreRunner regular cab, and it was decent.
Dec 09, 2007 (8:06 pm)
Oh, c'mon people. The longer the wheelbase, the larger the turn radius. It's not a "problem", it's physics and geometry.
#4 of 6 Re: Turn Radius [lostwrench]
Dec 10, 2007 (5:33 am)
It's geometry that can be corrected. I rank the ridiculous turn radius right up there with omitting cruise control.
#5 of 6 Re: Turn Radius [lostwrench]
by kcram HOST
Dec 10, 2007 (4:24 pm)
It's not the wheelbase, it's the front suspension and steering geometry. As an example, Ford offers the F450 front axle on the F350 as an option... in doing so, the turning radius on an otherwise identical truck is reduced several feet because the F450 front end allows for a greater tire cut. Toyota could very easily alter the front suspension to do the same and reduce the turning radius of the Tacoma.
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#6 of 6 so that's how that works...
Dec 11, 2007 (6:13 pm)
We have a Ford F-650 at work and it turns in half the distance my GMC Safari does. I have half the size and double the diameter. I feel so slighted